Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Kuwait in cooperation with the
Kuwait Zoo and Directorate for Conservation Biodiversity of Ministry of
Forestry and Environment of the Republic of Indonesia have successfully
and safely returned home the orangutan, that was illegally smuggled to
Kuwait in July 2015, to Indonesia by Kuwait Airways KU415 on 13
September 2015 and landed in Jakarta on 14 September 2015 at 15:50 local
repatriation of orangutan is an implementation of the strong commitment
both from Government of Indonesia and authorities in Kuwait to preserve
the endangered species as listed by CITES which, unfortunately,
includes the orangutan. The Government of Indonesia will hold into
account anyone involved in this illegal activity and brought the
perpetrator to the court.
were two female orangutans of 1,5 years and 6 month respectively that
sent to Kuwait without proper documentation in July 2015. The baby
orangutan will be taken care in Kuwait for more couple of time in order
to give her the ability of feeding herself before being flown home.